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Also Known As: Died: September 11, 2003
Born: September 17, 1948 Cause of Death: Heart Failure
Birth Place: Burbank, California, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004) as Voice Of Clifford
Because of a misunderstanding on his part, Clifford the Dog thinks his huge appetite threatens his owners' financial well-being--so Cifford and his three canine pals join a traveling carnival. Their goal is to enter a contest that will guarantee Clifford a lifetime supply of his favorite doggy snack
Cinderella Story, A (2004)
High school senior Sam Montgomery lives at the beck and call of her self-obsessed step-mother, Fiona, and her sinfully wicked step-sisters, who treat her more like a servant than a member of the family. With her sights set on attending Princeton, Sam finds her less-than-sparkling social life wonderf
Bad Santa (2003) as Bob Chipeska
Willie T. Stokes is a washed-up, wise-cracking Department Store Santa who can't help but be more naughty than nice. Underneath his ill-fitting red suit, Willie is actually a safecracker who makes one big score every year--on Christmas Eve. As shoppers head home from the mall, this Santa and his inge
Man of the Year (2003) as Bill
Stuart is a wealthy industrialist. He's brash, smooth, charming and the perfect host for a most unusual party. Bill is the guest of honor, the "Man of the Year". He's a very successful head of a large energy firm, but also a man with too many dark secrets. Together with their wives, their lovers, t
Tadpole (2002) as Stanley Grubman
Beautiful, sophisticated women are all over Oscar Grubman. He is sensitive and compassionate, speaks French fluently, is passionate about Voltaire, and thinks the feature that tells the most about a woman is her hands. On the train home from Chauncey Academy for the Thanksgiving weekend, Oscar confi
Truth About Lying, The (2000) as Bruce Simon Parker
A crime novelist searches for a missing baby at his sister's behest and makes painful discoveries about himself along the way.
Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel (2000) as Priest
A gay southern writer is sent to Purgatory in order to justify his life before God.
Terror Tract (2000) as Bob Carter
Three vignettes tied together by a real estate agent who can't figure out why the blood-soaked history of three of his listings are such a tough sell. Agent Bob Carter takes a newlywed couple in search of the tract home of their dreams. The young couple is delighted by the three properties that they
Panic (2000) as Josh Parks
All of his adult life Alex has worked for his father in the family business. Now, in the throes of a mid-life crisis, he wants out, he wants a change. Trouble is, the family business is murder-for-hire, and his father won't let him quit. Alex seeks the help of a therapist, Josh, and it's in Josh's w
Holy Joe (1999) as Reverend Joe Cass
An Episcopalian priest experiences a crisis of faith until a life-altering event makes him believe he witnessed a miracle. Reverend Joe Cass questions his faith and his ability to make a difference in the lives of his parishioners and his family, which includes teenage son David, 5-year-old daughter
Lethal Vows (1999) as David Farris
David Farris, a seemingly upstanding, caring husband and father is accused of foul play by his ex-wife, Ellen, when his current wife, Lorraine, dies suddenly after a suspicious illness. Based on a true story.
Dead Husbands (1998) as Dr Carter Elson
Dr. Carter Elson finds a list of men's names among his wife Audrey's possessions. Audrey, who married Dr. Elson in order to gain entry to the social-climbing world she always coveted, is frustrated when he gives up his practice to become an author of marital self-help books. When Carter discovers hi
Bride of Chucky (1998) as Chief Warren Kincaid
The world's most notorious doll, Chucky, meets his match--in more ways than one when his ex-girlfriend Tiffany embarks on a mission to get him back into her life so that they can wed. For better or for worse, Chucky and Tiffany will be a matched set if they ever get back into human bodies. To do thi
Montana (1998) as Dr Wexler
A hit woman and her sickly boyfriend try to find out who's plotting to kill her boss.
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (1998) as Robert Forrest
An hommage to the so bad they're good epics of Ed Wood, Jr. The Thief is a transvestite who begins by escaping from a mental hospital. He finds money, but manages to lose it again at a funeral attended by a bunch of eccentrics. He devotes himself to tracking them down and murdering them one by one,
Chance of a Lifetime (1998) as Tom Maguire
Reporter Tom Maguire and his editor Irene Duncan respect each other professionally, but personally they are opposites. Irene is searching for the perfect mate, while Tom fears commitment. When Tom slips a disc in his back after pushing Irene's car out of the mud, Irene offers to let him stay with he
Child's Wish, A (1997) as Ed Chandler
When a young girl is diagnosed with cancer, the crisis causes her concerned father's work to suffer and he is fired. Unemployed and without medical insurance, he searches for a new job to no avail. A senator learns of the family's plight and encourages them to testify to help convince Congress to pa
Hacks (1997) as Hank
When a clinically depressed, creatively burnt-out writer-producer becomes the head writer of a network show, all of his desperate, unemployed friends--his group of poker buddies--get a new lease on life.
Nowhere (1997) as Moses Helper
A multi-racial, pansexual ensemble piece about adolescent turmoil and the eternal quest for love portrayed through the world of a messed-up 18-year-old's perspective--a world in which anything can happen. This final chapter of Greg Araki's trilogy takes place during a typically action-packed day in
Dead Man's Gun (1997) as Harry J "Trick Shot" Mcdonacle ("The Great Mcdonacle")
A trilogy of stories set in the mythic West of 1875. Each segment depicts how a dead man's evil gun, passed from man to man, changes the lives of all who own it. The episodes are entitled: "The Great McDonacle," the story of Harry McDonacle, a second-rate performer in a traveling show who suddenly b
Gun, A Car, A Blonde, A (1997) as Duncan--Bartender
Due to a serious injury a man is confined to wheelchair in his home. When a blonde woman moves in next door, she reminds him of all that could have been while also causing his imagination to transport him into a black-and-white film noir world where he is the private eye and she is the blond.
Mercenary (1996) as Jonas Ambler
A wealthy businessman hires an ex-super commando to help avenge his wife's death at the hands of a notorious international terrorist.
Unforgivable (1996) as Paul Hegstrom
Television movie about an abusive husband and the steps he takes to overcome his problem. Based on a true story.
Colony, The (1995) as Rick Knowlton
A young family moves into an exclusive housing development, but soon learns that they are expected to conform completely to the community's rigid regulations and codes of conduct. Rebellion against any of the rules of "The Colony" is not countenanced, and attempted defection is dealt with by sudden
Gramps (1995) as Clarke Magruder
An estranged grandfather moves in with his son's family and plots to steal his grandson.
North (1994) as Ward Nelson
Feeling unappreciated by his mother and father, an 11-year-old boy finds a lawyer, declares himself a "free agent" and searches the world for the "perfect" parents.
Heartbeat (1993) as Bill Grant
A divorced father falls in love with a pregnant woman whose husband had abandoned her when he discovered she was expecting a child. Based on Danielle Steel's novel, "Heartbeat."
Only Way Out, The (1993) as Jeremy Carlisle
A man is terrorized by his ex-wife's boyfriend.
Stay Tuned (1992) as Roy Knable
A couple get sucked into an alternative television dimension known as Hellvision.
Noises Off (1992) as Garry Lejeune (& Roger Tramplemain)
British farce about the disintegration of a third-rate theater company on a tour of the provinces.
Problem Child 2 (1991) as Ben Healy
After moving to a new town with his divorced and lonely father, Junior attempts to fix him up.
Summer My Father Grew Up, The (1991) as Dr Paul Saunders
A divorced father must deal with the consequences he never considered when he left his wife and 11-year-old son to marry another woman.
Problem Child (1990) as Ben
A couple adopts a trouble-making brat.
Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story, The (1990) as L Frank Baum
Based on the life of L. Frank Baum, writer of the Oz books.
Skin Deep (1989) as Zach Hutton
Comedy about a best-selling author and his obsession with beautiful women.
My Brother's Wife (1989) as Barney Rusher
A perpetual prankster pursues a conservative beauty for nearly three decades even though she's his own sister-in-law.
Tricks of the Trade (1988)
Two women are involved with a man who is murdered -- his pampered wife and a prostitute with whom he has been having a passionate affair. When they become targets themselves, they join forces to uncover the murdered man's obvious double life and find his killer.
Real Men (1987) as Bob Wilson
A CIA agent with a bad reputation teams up with an insurance agent in an adventure involving UFO''s and the KGB.
Prison For Children (1987) as David Royce
A movie about an orphaned teenage boy who, enraged by his brother's death, goes on a rampage on the ranch where he works, accidently starting a fire and then fleeing on a horse. Cleared of charges brought against him, he nevertheless is sent to a Boys Industrial School, which is little more than a j
Last Fling, The (1987) as Phil Reed
A man meets the woman of his dreams but discovers that not only isn't she the woman she says she is, but also that she is about to marry another man, and won't call the wedding off.
Unnatural Causes (1986) as Frank Coleman
A television movie about a Vietnam veteran sick with cancer and a dedicated Veterans Administration counselor who wages an emotional, lopsided battle against the entrenched power structure of the government in an attempt to establish the possible dangers of Agent Orange.
Letting Go (1985) as Alex Schuster
A serio-comedy involving a comely schoolteacher, recently dumped by her lover, and a widower, whose life's been in a tailspin following the death of his wife, who come together in a self-help group and try to shake their melancholy in each other's company. Two basically comic actors (Ritter and Gles
Love Thy Neighbor (1984) as Danny Loeb
A serio-comedy casting John Ritter and Penny Marshall as next door suburbanites who overcome their mutual dislike for one another and are drawn into an unlikely affair when his wife runs off with her husband, leaving them to cope with their children and their houses.
Sunset Limousine (1983) as Alan O'Black
Aspiring comic John Ritter, sent into the cruel world by his divorcee girlfriend, Susan Dey, who is tired of supporting him, takes a job as a limousine chauffeur and inadvertently gets involved with the mob, which wants to retrieve a briefcase one of his customers left in the back seat. Ritter and D
Pray TV (1982) as Tom Mcpherson
A newly ordained minister accepts a summer job with a dynamic TV evangelist only to find deep conflicts between the latter's conventional activities servicing his community's spiritual needs and his power wielded as a television celebrity. A similarly titled theatrical feature dealt more light-heart
In Love with an Older Woman (1982) as Robert Christenberry
Junior partner in a San Francisco law firm finds his life taking on new meaning when he meets the firm's newest employee, a free-spirited woman fifteen years his senior, and is invited to move in with her. The one hitch is that she has a daughter his age.
They All Laughed (1981) as Charles Rutledge
Three private detectives who work at the same agency are given the assignment of following three attractive women whose husbands suspect them of cheating on them. Before long, the women are romantically involved with the detectives.
Comeback Kid, The (1980) as Bubba Newman
A down-on-his-luck baseball pitcher finds a new set of rewards coaching a gang of underprivileged youngsters and romancing a career-oriented playground supervisor who, against her better judgement, put the kids in his charge.
Hero At Large (1980) as Steve Nichols
Steve is a struggling actor who gets a job dressing up as the comic book hero Captain Avenger for appearances at book stores and conventions. While in costume, Steve manages to stop a grocery store hold-up, and because he leaves as soon as the police arrive, witnesses take his modest behavior as proof that he is an actual superhero. When the mayor of the city politicizes the situation to help him win the next election, the public turns against Captain Avenger. But after Steve rescues several people from a fire while wearing his street clothes, he becomes a real hero.
Wholly Moses! (1980) as Devil
Two tourists find the "Book of Herschel" hidden in the desert. Herschel is the son of a sculptor who specializes in images of the gods. When he goes up to the top of Mount Sinai one day he hears God's instructions to Moses and writes them down himself. He then tries to lead his people out of Egypt,
Americathon (1979) as Chet Roosevelt
Set in the future year of 1998, the United States is in crisis. The country has run out of oil, and people are living in their useless cars, using jogging and bicycling are their main forms of transportation. The federal government is near backruptcy and about to be foreclosed on by a cartel of Native Americans. The President and a consultant decide that their only hope is to hold a telethon to raise the money to save the country.
Leave Yesterday Behind (1978) as Paul Stallings
A happy-go-lucky veterinary student, paralyzed for life in a college polo meet, finds love with a young woman who leaves her fiancee to help him overcome his handicap.
Breakfast in Bed (1977) as Paul
Nickelodeon (1976) as Franklin Frank
A bashful lawyer gets mixed up in the movies'''' turbulent early years.
Night That Panicked America, The (1975) as Walter Wingate
A drama recalling the widespread fright caused by the famous radio broadcast of Halloween night, 1938, Orson Welles' Mercury Theater adaptation of H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds" (meticulously recreated), which sent millions into the streets convinced that America was being invaded by Martians.
Evil Roy Slade (1972) as Minister
A comedy Western involving a rotten outlaw whose villainy knows no bounds, a pretty but bubbleheaded schoolmarm who tries to reform him, and an egotistical singing marshal out to capture him. This feature-length film was the second pilot to an unrealized series called "Sheriff Who?" in which the bad

Producer (feature film)

Man of the Year (2003) as Co-Producer
Stuart is a wealthy industrialist. He's brash, smooth, charming and the perfect host for a most unusual party. Bill is the guest of honor, the "Man of the Year". He's a very successful head of a large energy firm, but also a man with too many dark secrets. Together with their wives, their lovers, t

Cast (special)

30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, The (2003) as Presenter
Live coverage of the 30th Daytime Emmy Award presentation, honoring daytime television programming.
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (2003) as Host
Award show which honors the legendary and most beloved programs in television history.
5th Annual Family Television Awards, The (2003) as Awardee (For "8 Simple Rules" Cast)
Awards special that recognizes outstanding programming for family viewing. Awards are given to television shows and actors who best represent family programming and values.
Life of Laughter: Remembering John Ritter, A (2003) as Interviewee
Diane Sawyer takes a look at the life and career of late actor John Ritter through clips and interviews.
ABC 50th Anniversary Celebration (2003) as Presenter
Special marking the 50th anniversary of the American Broadcasting Company includes cast reunions and great moments from news, sports, movies, dramas and comedies.
29th Annual People's Choice Awards, The (2003) as Presenter
Coverage of the 29th annual People's Choice Awards presentation, fans are honoring America's favorites in the fields of television, motion pictures and music.
John Ritter Remembered (2003) as Interviewee
A look back on the life of comedic actor John Ritter through archival performance and interview footage.
2003 Teen Choice Awards, The (2003)
Coverage of the Teen Choice Awards presentation, celebrating teens in film, television, music, sports and fashion -- as chosen by American teenagers.
ABC's Christmas in Aspen (2002) as Featuring
Taped live at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, ABC's current stars sing traditional Christmas songs and talk about favorite Christmas memories in front of a live audience. The special also welcomes some popular musical acts for additional musical performances.
Suzanne Somers: The E! True Hollywood Story (2002) as Interviewee
Profile of actress Suzanne Somers.
Dogs: The Early Years (2001) as Narration
A practical perspective on the breeding, training and behavior of young dogs, along with advice on mistakes to avoid when choosing a puppy. The program also follows the story of a pup brought home to live with a puppy "socializer," to prepare him for his life as a guide dog.
Intimate Portrait: Rue McClanahan (2000) as Narration
Profile of the life and career of actress Rue McClanahan.
Great American History Quiz: Pursuit of Happiness, The (2000)
Game show that tests viewers' knowledge about how Americans have exercised their right to have fun. Among the celebrities asking questions and providing answers are Kellie Martin, Miss Piggy, Maya Angelou and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Intimate Portrait: Joanna Kerns (2000) as Interviewee
Portrait of the life and career of actress Joanna Kerns, who portrayed the television mom, Maggie Seaver, on the series "Growing Pains" for seven seasons.
Don Knotts: Nervous Laughter (2000) as Interviewee
Profile of actor/comedian Don Knotts.
Great American History Quiz: Heroes and Villains, The (2000)
Chevy Chase tests viewers' knowledge of American heroes and villains in this new installment of the family quiz show.
70s: The Decade That Changed Television, The (2000) as Segment Host ("Love And Sex")
A Museum of Television & Radio special that celebrates the 1970s, an era when television underwent sweeping changes, forever altering the medium.
74th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, The (2000)
Live coverage of the 74th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcoms (1999) as Interviewee
Stars from television shows "Three's Company," "The Partridge Family" and "The Brady Bunch" reveal controversies and scandals that occurred behind the scenes while their series were shooting.
History of Toys and Games, The (1998) as Narration
A look at America's favorite toys from hand-crafted objects to video games. Introduces the inventors who have created and marketed this century's most popular toys, including Barbie, Lionel Trains, Crayola Crayons, Erector Sets, Hot Wheels, Play Doh, PEZ and Mr. Potato Head.
History of Toys and Games, The (1998) as Host
A look at America's favorite toys from hand-crafted objects to video games. Introduces the inventors who have created and marketed this century's most popular toys, including Barbie, Lionel Trains, Crayola Crayons, Erector Sets, Hot Wheels, Play Doh, PEZ and Mr. Potato Head.
World's Greatest Magic V, The (1998) as Host
Magicians and illusionists display their talents from Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon.
Three's Company: The E! True Hollywood Story (1998) as Interviewee
Examines the 1980's sitcom "Three's Company."
Behind the Laughs: The Untold Stories of Television's Favorite Comedies (1998) as Interviewee
Special reveals behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the creators and stars of television sitcoms. The special also includes three segments: "Birth," reveals how shows originated; "Growth," explores how comedies evolved once on the air; and "Maturity," spotlights comedies that spun off of hit series.
World's Greatest Magic IV, The (1997) as Host
Magicians from around the world perform their magic from Las Vegas and other locations. Highlights include magician Lance Burton performing the "Jaws of Death," a death-defying stunt in which he is chained inside a car that is then torn apart and crushed.
Ordinary Extraordinary (1997) as Host
An entertainment special highlighting extraordinary feats by ordinary people, including the story of a man who survived after losing half his brain in an accidental shooting, a bicycle champ who speeds down a ramp and does two complete back flips on his bike, daredevils who sit in cars dropped from
Screen Actors Guild Awards, The (1997) as Presenter
Live presentation of the 33rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, presented to actors by their peers for outstanding performances in motion pictures and television.
11th Annual Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Hall of Fame, The (1996) as Presenter
A presentation of the 11th annual Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame special. This year's inductees include Betty White, Jim McKay, Bill Moyers, Dick Van Dyke, William Link and the late Richard Levinson and Michael Landon.
Harry Anderson: The Tricks of His Trade (1996)
Harry Anderson performs classic magic tricks, as well as his own original illusions. Also included are appearances from cast members of "Dave's World" and other celebrities.
World's Greatest Magic III, The (1996) as Host
A special from Circus Maximus at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, featuring top magicians from around the world who perform close-up magic, escape acts, levitations and tricks.
Totally Animals (1996) as Host
Comic look at a variety of animals utilizing film and tape clips.
Caesars Palace 30th Anniversary Celebration (1996)
Special celebrating the 30th anniversary of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Featuring world renowned entertainers and clips from the hotel's past that include memorable celebrity performances and top sports attractions.
Totally Animals II (1996) as Host
An entertainment special that takes an intimate and comical look at the the world of wild creatures.
Horatio Alger Awards, The (1995) as Host
A presentation of the Horatio Alger Awards, honoring 10 business and civic leaders who have overcome considerable odds to achieve success.
TV's Funniest Friends & Neighbors (1995) as Host
Compilation retrospective featuring TV's funny friends and neighbors from situation comedies from the 1950s to the present.
50 Years of Funny Females (1995)
Special looking at funny women of TV and film.
Greatest Commercials Ever Made, The (1995) as Host
Special looking at the greatest moments in television commercials since the 1950s, as determined by the editors of "Advertising Age" magazine.
8th Annual American Comedy Awards, The (1994) as Presenter
A presentation of the 8th Annual American Comedy Awards.
Dean & Jerry at the Movies (1994)
Examination of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis's movie career as a comedy team at Paramount between 1949 and 1956.
Bob Hope's Birthday Memories (1994)
A special celebrating Bob Hope's 91st birthday. Features memorable moments from 15 years of Hope's birthday specials and more than 40 years on television.
19th Annual People's Choice Awards, The (1993) as Host
A live presentation of The People's Choice Awards honoring entertainers in the fields of television, motion pictures and music in which the public determines the winners by a special Gallup poll.
What Is This Thing Called Love? (1993)
Compilation of excerpts from interviews conducted in the past 17 years by Barbara Walters in which well-known personalities discuss their experiences with love, romance relationships and marriage.
First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame, The (1993)
Presentation of the first annual Comedy Hall of Fame awards. Includes tributes to lifetime achievement recipients Carol Burnett, George Burns, Walter Matthau, Jonathan Winters, Milton Berle and Red Skelton.
44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, The (1992) as Presenter
A live presentation of the 44th annual prime-time Emmy Awards honoring the best in television.
Star-athon '92: A Weekend with the Stars (1992) as Host (Los Angeles)
A live broadcast of the annual telethon to benefit the United Cerebral Palsy Association.
What About Me? I'm Only 3! (1992)
A variety special in which celebrities address environmental concerns by using questions posed by young children.
Celebrate the Spirit! Disney's All-Star 4th of July Spectacular (1992) as Host
A 4th of July variety special taped from Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
User's Guide to Planet Earth: The American Environment Test, A (1991)
A special that tests viewer environmental awareness. Host Tom Selleck poses questions about the Earth's natural resources used on a daily basis. Celebrities answer by offering practical ways to save money and help protect resources. Also profiles local communities and groups working to improve the e
Starathon '91 (1991) as Host (Los Angeles)
A live, two-day broadcast of the annual telethon to benefit the United Cerebral Palsy Association.
Celebration of Country (1991) as Host
A country music tribute honoring the U.S. troops returning home from the war against Iraq.
Stand-Up Comics Take a Stand! (1990)
A special in which eight stand-up comics, chosen from competition in Hollywood comedy clubs, present their routines.
It's Howdy Doody Time-a 40 Year Celebration (1990)
A birthday salute to the popular TV puppet, Howdy Doody, with clips from old shows, celebrity guests, and cast updates.
American Red Cross Emergency Test, The (1990) as Host
A special designed to enhance the average American's ability to survive and save lives through depictions of natural disasters and accidents. In this interactive program, viewers have the opportunity to respond to questions that focus on home safety, recreational safety and safety in natural disaste
Starathon '90 (1990) as Host (Los Angeles)
A live, two-day broadcast of the annual telethon to benefit the United Cerebral Palsy Association.
15th Annual People's Choice Awards, The (1989)
A presentation of the fifteenth annual "People's Choice Awards" honoring America's favorite entertainers in 23 categories. Awards are determined by a special poll conducted by the Gallup organization.
Valvoline National Driving Test, The (1989)
A special that utilizes state-of-the-art camera technology to place viewers in the driver's seat while testing their knowledge of traffic rules and car safety.
Stand-Up Comics Take a Stand! (1989)
A special featuring eight professional comedians vying for laughs in a comedy contest.
Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park Grand Opening (1989)
A "Magical World of Disney" special saluting the opening of the new Disney Theme Park in Orlando, Florida. Celebrities perform song-and-dance routines. Film clips spotlight world leaders and famous personalities, who name their favorite films and discuss how television and movies have affected their
Memories Then & Now (1988) as Host
A special that focuses on the people, places, social trends, historical moments and scandalous events, past and present, that continue to leave memorable images in our minds. Based on the format of the newly published magazine "Memories."
ABC Presents a Royal Gala (1988) as Host
A concert special taped at the London Palladium before the Prince and Princess of Wales for the Prince's Trust Youth Business Appeal.
Mickey's 60th Birthday Special (1988) as Loud
A special, combining live-action and animation, in which Mickey Mouse shocks the nation when he suddenly vanishes while taping his birthday show. Cartoon stars appearing include Roger Rabbit, Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse, and Goofy. A "Magical World of Disney" presentation.
Superfest: A Celebration of Ability (1988) as Host
A special featuring excerpts and background interviews from the five top-winning entries submitted to the Superfest Film Festival: "Looking Up, A Success Story, A Romance"; "Nobody's Child"; "I Want the Sun to Stand Up!"; "A Fragile Tree Has Roots"; "I'm Not Stupid! Learning Disabilities." Now in it
Happy Birthday, Hollywood! (1987)
A gala celebration, benefiting the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital, held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in honor of the centennial of the founding of the town of Hollywood.
Welcome Home (1987)
A live concert in Washington, D.C. held on July 4th, in tribute to Vietnam vets and organized by "Welcome Home," an organization that aids and supports Vietnam vets.
Superfest (1987) as Host
A program consisting of excerpts from winning entries in the "Superfest" Film Festival, which screens films about the disabled.
Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies, The (1987)
A special which celebrates the Special Olympics opening at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. The program highlights the spirit of the 5000-plus mentally handicapped athletes from all over the world who compete in the international Special Olympics of 1987.
Superstars & Their Moms (1987)
A Mother's Day special hosted by Carol Burnett and her daughter Carrie Hamilton, featuring interviews with guest celebrities and their mothers.
13th Annual People's Choice Awards, The (1987) as Presenter
Dick Van Dyke hosts the live telecast of the ceremony from Santa Monica, California, honoring winners in 21 categories. A special Gallup Poll determined the three top vote-getters in each category, and the public voted for anyone and was not restricted to a pre-determined list.
Teenage America: Glory Years (1986) as Host
A special that looks at the phenomenon of the American teenager over the past 50 years, illustrating various changes in teen culture and the growing sophistication (relatively speaking) of teenagers through the decades.
Disney's Living Seas (1986) as Host
A special combining music and humor, with a look at life beneath the seas, focusing on the spectacular new Living Seas Pavilion at Walt Disney World's Epcot Center in Orland, Florida. Featured is exclusive footage of the wreck of the Titanic on the ocean floor.
38th Annual Emmy Awards, The (1986)
A live three-hour telecast from Pasadena, California, of the thirty-eighth Annual Emmy Awards which honors excellence in the television industry. David Letterman and Shelley Long are this year's co-hosts. Veteran comedian Red Skelton, recipient of this year's coveted Governor's Award by the Board of
21st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, The (1986)
More than 75 top country stars and Hollywood personalities are scheduled to entertain or serve as presenters in this awards special. Trophies called "The Hat" were given to winners in 11 categories. A special presentation, The Pioneer Award, was made by stars in Los Angeles and in Nashville by satel
All-Star Party For Lucille Ball (1984)
A black-tie music and comedy salute to Lucille Ball, on behalf of the Variety Clubs International's children's charities.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Super Birthday Special (1984)
An eighty-first birthday celebration for Bob Hope, taped at the New Orleans World's Fair.
Donald Duck's 50th Birthday (1984) as Guest
A salute to Walt Disney's character Donald Duck on the occasion of his fiftieth birthday, combining live-action and animation.
Secret World of the Very Young (1984) as Host
A lighthearted look for parents at the wonderous and often baffling world of the pre-schooler.
Life's Most Embarrassing Moments (1983) as Host
A lighthearted look at bloopers made by celebrities, politicians, athletes, and newscasters.
Fantastic Miss Piggy Show, The (1982)
An hour of music, songs, and comedy sketches featuring the Muppet character Miss Piggy.
Singing Cowboys Ride Again, The (1982) as Host
A salute to the singing cowboys, the heroes of the "horse opera" westersn of the 1930s, '40s, and '50s.
John Ritter: Being of Sound Mind and Body (1980) as Host
John Ritter hosts this comedy/variety special.
Completely Off the Wall (1979) as Host
The program spotlights the comedy troupe Completely Off the Wall, as members perform unrehearsed skits based on audience suggestions.
Celebrity Football Classic, The (1979)
Top-name celebrities compete in a game of flag football for charity.
Echoes of the Sixties (1979) as Host
A quasi-documentary about pop culture in England and America in the '60s.
That Thing on ABC (1978)
An hour of fast-paced comedy featuring new comedy talent.
General Electric's All-Star Anniversary (1978)
The program recalls the music, song, and comedy of the past 100 years and celebrates the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the General Electric Company.
Goldie Hawn Special, The (1978)
A lively hour of music, song, and comedy with Goldie Hawn.
How to Survive the '70s and Maybe Even Bump Into Happiness (1978)
A music and comedy special on the subject of "how to survive the '70s" (whatever that means).
Ringo (1978) as Marty
A modern re-telling of "The Prince and the Pauper" wherein Ringo Starr plays himself, pop star and former Beatle, and his double, the indistinguished Ognir Rats, an average guy who has absolutely nothing to do with the music business.
Who's Happy Now? (1975) as Richard
A taping of a performance of Oliver Hailey's play, from the 1975 production at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
Bachelor at Law (1973) as Ben Sikes
The misadventures of Ben Sikes, a recent law school graduate, as he begins his career as an attorney.
What's Up, America? (1971)
A series of sketches and blackouts that satirize the contemporary American scene.
What's Up? (1971)
A satirization of the contemporary scene through sketches, blackouts, interviews, and newsreel footage.

Producer (special)

Poochinski (1990) as Executive Producer
A slain police detective returns to his old job reincarnated as a talking English bulldog set to find the person who killed him.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

It Came From The Sky (1999) as Daniel Bridges
Shadow of Doubt (1998) as Steven Mayers
A D.A. defends a rapper accused of murdering a prominant businessman's son, but there's more to the case then meets the eye.
Stephen King's It (1990) as Ben Hanscom
Six childhood friends reunite in their small hometown in Maine to once again confront an evil entity they thought they had destroyed 30 years earlier.

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